Gendrop Figure 85

Reconstruction of the Entrance of Structure V

"...there are buildings in this Río Bec area whose entrances would date from a later time, [like] Structure V at Hormiguero, whose beautiful but baroque entrance -- with the exception of its softly curving serpentine jaws and the eye with its stange supra-orbital plate, which replaces the nostrils -- has its lower part physically invaded by the volute arrangements that come from the peculiar angled masks.

It would seem that the artist has brought forth the best of his talent here in working with the elements that make up these masks, alternately leaving voids or filling the empty spaces on the upper part with unnecessary motifs."

Paul Gendrop, Rio Bec, Chenes, And Puuc Styles in Maya Architecture, p. 112-113